Thursday, December 11, 2008

Theme Thursday - Circus


I've never actually been to a circus come to think of it! I am intrigued though by the life of circus workers who travel from place to place. One of my favourite books about circuses is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It is an amazing novel. And, of course, I do live in the city where Jumbo the Elephant was killed by a train....a dubious claim to fame. We have a giant statue of Jumbo to welcome folks entering the city. These artist trading cards are my entry for this week's Theme Thursday challenge.

15 comments:

sherry smyth said...

Heather -- we are so alike. I've never been to the circus (and never wanted to go come to think of it), I LOVE Sara Gruen's "Water for Elephants"!! ... and I love those Tim Holtz tickets -- they're fabulous, aren't they?!?! As is your work -- always!

Faye said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, Heather! Without having the experience of a circus, you still managed to get the circus excitement into them. But, you must try to see a circus at least once. I've been several times - as a child, with my children, and with my grandchild. I really think once is quite enough.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow these are fantastic.
Really great style.
Love them.

indybev said...

These are such happy little circus-themed ATCs. Love them. The only circuses I ever saw were the tiny traveling ones that hit the rural towns in our area of the world. There's such magic and mystique about them!

Dawn said...

Absolutely delighful - captures the theme perfectly.

Hugs
Dawn

Kelly said...

great shape! beautiful work!

Shelly Hickox said...

These are both adorable Heather! That's funny about your town's claim to fame. Is the statue like an apology? lol! I've been meaning to read that book.....

katrin said...

heather this pierrots are soooo cute - and it's great what you done arround the theme!!!

Christine said...

Great ATC.
Love both.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your presentations for this theme are fabulous and utterly beautiful. For a girl who has not been to a circus, you certainly have captured everything about one. Beautiful, Heather.

Krissysart said...

These are wonderful. I'm really in awe of people who can put all kinds of 'found' objects into thier work and make it actually look really good! You are definitely one of those people! Hope your holiday season is wonderful!
krissy

TonyaA said...

Awesome!

Kris Dickinson said...

I adore these fabulous circus cards Heather! A favorite subject for me too!

Catharina Maria said...

Love your circus cards !
I love circus to!
Rini

millam said...

Lovely vintage touch!